More about my personality…
I am fascinated by personality typing. Because of this, and because clients have asked me about “my type” throughout the years, I have taken quite a few personality tests. I started with Myers Briggs back in the corporate world, then DISC when I coached within the Anthony Robbins coaching system before becoming a VA. Some are very insightful, so in case they are ‘your thing’ I thought I would gather them all together for you here.
ESFJ – The Caregiver
Warmhearted, conscientious, and cooperative. Want harmony in our environment, work with determination to establish it. Like to work with others to complete tasks accurately and on time. Loyal, follow through even in small matters. Notice what others need in their day-by-day lives and try to provide it. Want to be appreciated for who we are and for what we contribute.
ESFJs generally have the following traits:
- Can be depended on to follow things through to completion
- Enjoy creating order, structure and schedules
- Enjoy interacting with people
- Warm-hearted and sympathetic
- Tend to put others’ needs above their own
- Very good at giving practical care
- Very cooperative, good team members
- Practical and down-to-earth
- Value peaceful living and security
- Enjoy variety, but work well with routine tasks
- Need approval from others
- Receive satisfaction from giving to others
- Live in the here and now – dislike theorizing about the future (this is not always true for me, though)
Guardian. Guardians are dependable, hard-working individuals focused on credentials and traditions.
All Guardians share the following core characteristics:
- Guardians take pride in being dependable, helpful, and hard working.
- Guardians make loyal mates, responsible parents, and stabilizing leaders.
- Guardians tend to be dutiful, cautious, humble, and focused on credentials and traditions.
- Guardians are concerned citizens who trust authority, join groups, seek security, prize gratitude, and dream of meting out justice.
Top 5 Signature Themes are:
Communication: I am able to bring attention and focus to important messages. I can find words for not only my own thoughts and feelings, but for others. I am able to reach out and connect with others in meaningful ways.
Learner: I love to learn. I also intuitively know how I learn best.
Activator: I naturally see how to turn ideas into action.
Deliberative: I bring a thorough and conscientious approach to endeavors.
Strategic: I have the ability to sort through the clutter and find the best route.
Dominant Energy Type
Type 3. Here are just a few of the gifts of the “Type Three Woman”:
- We take action quickly, and we finish what you start. We have the ability to manage many tasks at once.
- We are passionate and confident.
- We are practical.
- We are big-hearted and care deeply about people and causes.
- We tend to be friendly and talkative in social situations. We can easily converse about many subjects.
- We are entrepreneurial and love figuring things out on your own.
Type 2: The Helper The caring, nurturing, and interpersonal type.
This type is caring, empathetic, warm, thoughtful, appreciative, generous, other-oriented, tactile, affectionate, well-intentioned, and demonstrative. At our best we are encouraging, loving, self-nurturing, constant, joyous, humble, forgiving, gracious, and compassionate.
Kolbe -A Score: 7-6-4-3
Fact Finder: Specifying; I like to get as many facts as possible.
Follow Thru: Maintain; I detect discrepancies and adjust procedures.
Quick Start: Modify; Check things out before trying.
My Natural/Internal Style is DISC Type is S/I
I tend to prefer a more controlled, deliberative and predictable environment. I prefer secure, long-term collaborative work situations and tend toward disciplined behavior. I am loyal to my teams and organizations, and as a result, have a greater longevity than other styles. I have exceptional listening skills and am a patient teacher with team members.
I meet new people in an outgoing, gregarious, and more socially assertive and talkative manner. Someone once told me I come in like a wave and leave a peaceful smooth beach when I retreat. I am an excellent team player because of my optimism and ability to defer ego to others who may prefer more attention or control.Tends to say ‘yes’ more than ‘no’ when asked to help out with a colleague’s project or problem.
I tend to say ‘yes’ more than ‘no’ when asked to help out, listen carefully to alternatives before making judgments, and while I am not everyone’s favorite cup of tea, I get along with a wide variety of people.
To feel optimally motivated, I need to feel free to speak my mind and felt heard in the relationship. I must follow my systems and time blocking, I like engagement and collaboration but hate meetings for the sake of meetings. Part of the reason I chose to be a VA is freedom, and I need to be able to move around when I work – including travel. I prefer to work with strong, visible organizations and I bring a high sincerity factor to the team climate.
My highest values are aesthetic, individualistic, and regulatory.
Aesthetic I prefer form, harmony, and balance. I color code. even in my closet. I also protect personal time and space. I solve problems creatively and I work to ensure creativity foes not block function or results, but enhance it. Where I do my work is as important to how I do my work.
Individualistic I have zero-problem standing up for my own rights and may impart this energy into others. I like to be recognized when I succeed and an environment where I can demonstrate my unique contributions.
Regulatory I am extremely well-disciplined and focused and I prefer to follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways. I am a great organizer and like justified, private, detailed criticism so that I can make improvements, I like LOTS of routine and certainty. When it is time to alter rules or procedure, it is likely extremely necessary to do so.
Spiritual Gifts are:
Administration The God-given gift of administration is found in people who are able to give direction and make decisions on behalf of others that result in efficient operation and accomplishment of goals. We are generally able to organize people, things, information, finances, etc. in a “fitting and orderly way”.
Helps The God-given gift of helps or service is found in people who joyfully work alongside others and help complete tasks. We generally prefer to work behind the scenes and we find joy in helping alleviate the burdens and responsibilities of others.
Faith The God-given gift of faith is found in people who expect that God will move, trust that God is sovereign and good, and we take Him at His Word. We put the full weight of our lives in His good hands and are not surprised when He answers our prayer.
Personal Brilliance is Action Hero
One who is in the process of acting or doing, habitually showing vigorous activity or energy. One who possesses great initiative.
It’s all about action! Innovation isn’t innovation unless something is produced that has an impact. The action hero regularly transfers an idea into action. This is our habit. The action hero is not afraid of failure, rather we see each attempt as part of the journey. The action hero seldom lets an idea die on the vine. We are a motivator to move forward.
iPersonic is Engaged Idealist
Adjectives that describe Engaged Idealist: extroverted, theoretical, emotional, planning, idealistic, committed, likable, enthusiastic, responsible, helpful, loyal, diplomatic, friendly, inspiring, caring, solicitous, optimistic, effusive, adaptable, communicative, articulate, convincing, energetic, optimistic, open, and vulnerable.
Gary Smalley Personality Types Inventory
Beaver, followed closely by Lion
Beavers are hard-working, detailed, accurate, focused on quality.
Lions are leaders, decisive, bottom line, problem-solvers, not conversational.
Which Lioness Are You?
Leader and Protector
Leader: A woman of vision, able to see the big picture and how and where each person most effectively fits; a strategist and planner. Willingly work under Godly authority and easily lead those under my authority. Deborah.
I am a “Beloved”: Beloveds quickly attract new relationships and keep them with stability. Beloveds are like a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies: dependable, nurturing, dedicated, and completely authentic.
- Primary trigger: Passion. Beloveds create strong and immediate emotional connections and inspire people to want to be involved.
- Secondary trigger: Trust. Beloveds earn loyalty through dependability and radiate a sincere, familiar warmth. This brings stability and calm to situations.
Beloveds have a gift of making others feel comfortable; are hard-wired to keep things safe, and are uncomfortable with tension.